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  1. Re: Converting 8-stringed guitars to mando cellos

    What is an 8 string guitar ? Never come accross one.

    Dave H
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    Re: Strap Recommendation for A-style

    All my staps are made from re-cycled leather belts from charity shops or converted from leather dog leads, I have one that was some sort of tack made from English leather, a button hole at either...
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    Re: Another Ashokan and Turkey in the Straw

    Both sound excellent, well played.

    Dave H
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    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    The 3 Fingered Gypsy Django Reinhardt was pretty good on guitar.

    Dave H
  5. Re: Help with Identification from Poor Picture

    I've got one, a family heirloom, I've seen a lot of these zither type banjolins and never seen one with a makers name on it.

    Dave H
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    Re: Rogue mandolin has no braces

    I've got an old Harmony ' A ' model with no bracing, when the top started sinking I inserted a soundpost, worked fine, never played anymore mind.

    Dave H
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    Re: Arkansas Traveller with Lyrics

    David Grisman and Jerry Garcia did a great version of this on the CD ' Not For KIds Only '

    Dave H
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    Re: New Vintage playing Big Mon

    A'capella means, ' in the style of the church or chapple ' great performance as it is it's NOT a'capella.

    I don't think you really know what a'capella means, it's certainly not an instrumental...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I tried a set on an old Gibson A a few years ago, they were very quiet compared to the phosphor bronze strings [ J74 ] I normally use.

    Dave H
  10. Thread: New F9

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    Re: New F9

    I've got the same model, ugly looking thing but sounds brilliant.

    Dave H
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    Re: Kentucky Waltz

    Brilliant, love it.

    Dave H
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Paul Shippey in England, superb mandolins,

    Dave H
  13. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    It's really only important from a re-sale point of view IMHO.

    Dave H
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    Re: Harvard Musical IQ

    I got bored after question 5

    Dave H
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    Re: Very small mandolin

    Here in the UK we call it a pile of junk.

    Dave H
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    Re: What is it? Cumbus? Banjolin?

    It's a banjo mandolin or mandolin banjo, whichever you prefer.

    Dave H
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    Re: A-style and F-style.

    What does ' mote ' mean ?

    Thanks, Dave H
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    D'Addario make a good one.

    Dave H
  19. Thread: Tailpieces

    by Dave Hanson
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    Re: Tailpieces

    To my mind using the extra hook on this type of tailpiece just puts an unnessesary kink in the string, you really don't need to use it.

    Dave H
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Hi Jimmy, thanks for the heads up but it will have to wait a while, I've got a short scale 1914 Vega Whyte Laydie up for sale in a shop in Bradford and I need to get rid of this one first, trouble is...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    I've got a 2011 Weber Bitteroot A5 and it's one of the finest mandolins I've ever played, it sounds better than the Fern A5 and my Bitteroot F5

    I think I really struck luck with this one,

    Dave...
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Cheers Jimmy, I'll give it a coat of looking at.

    Dave H
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Incidently I could be on the lookout for an A4 too.

    Dave H
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Thats the one Jimmy, I love it, incidently both great mandolins.

    I've got far too many mandolins, the only thing I think I would buy now is a Gibson tenor banjo, they seem very rare here in the...
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Hi Jimmy, I bought an F4 from TAMCO last year, just wondering.

    Dave H
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